Meet Out Newest Staffer – Welcome Beth Schmitt, Sustainability Expert!

FALLS CHURCH, VA March 13, 2017 –The Recycling Partnership’s staff is a tight-knit nuclear family. We depend on one another, we trust each other. Our funding partners are also part of that family. Like uncles and aunts, cousins and grandparents, we don’t see them as often, but the bond is just as strong. Beth Schmitt has represented Alcoa Foundation for years as a stalwart member of our clan. As she retires from that role, we are delighted to pull her closer as the latest addition to our nuclear family. She’ll apply her savvy and support to attract new funding partners, while keeping our current partners energized and engaged.

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Updated 2016 State of Curbside Report

FALLS CHURCH, VA March 13, 2017 – In December we released an analysis of curbside recycling in the U.S. Now we’ve refreshed that report, updating the content and several maps. It was very good. Now it is even better.

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Portland Maine Rolls Out Recycling Carts with The Recycling Partnership

FALLS CHURCH, VA March 1, 2017 – The City of Portland Maine is known for stunning fall foliage, a thriving craft brewing industry, and as an all-around great place to live. By summer 2017 the City will make another smart investment to maintain its high quality of life: delivering recycling carts. The decision was made after careful consideration and extensive technical assistance from The Recycling Partnership, including economic modeling to weigh the monetary pros and cons of the investment. Already a community of strong recyclers with a robust pay-as-you-throw system in place, Portland ultimately chose to move forward with the roll out of 25,000 carts with the help of a grant, technical assistance, and educational resources from the Partnership.

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Meet Out Newest Staffer – Welcome Chris Coady, MRF Expert!

FALLS CHURCH, VA February 7, 2017 – Building a great team is like building an efficient MRF: every piece serves a critical role, adds measurable value and fits together perfectly. The Recycling Partnership is proud to upgrade our proverbial facility with the addition of Chris Coady, MRF expert, project management guru, and thoughtful human.

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EPA and The Recycling Partnership Release Findings from State of Curbside Recycling Report

FALLS CHURCH, VA December 13, 2016 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership have just completed a study on the state of curbside recycling in the U.S. in 2016.

The resultant report – now publicly available here – provides analysis of key curbside recycling attributes that influence performance, notably: offering recycling wherever trash pickup is available, using carts to collect recyclables, and having robust engagement from municipal recycling program managers.

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Dart Joins as 25th Member of The Recycling Partnership

FALLS CHURCH, VA November 1, 2016 – Marking a major milestone, The Recycling Partnership proudly welcomes its 25th funder partner, Dart Container Corporation. Dart’s long-standing commitment to recycling pairs well with The Recycling Partnership’s real world, systems-based approach, making yet another smart partnership for both organizations.

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City of Saint Paul Rolls Out Carts with The Recycling Partnership

FALLS CHURCH, VA October 6, 2016 – The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is known as “the most livable city in America.” By early January its recycling program will match that claim, delivering the convenience and ease of recycling roll carts to 78,087 households. The Recycling Partnership will support the roll-out with grant dollars, technical assistance, and educational resources.

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Target Joins The Recycling Partnership as Its First Retail Partner

FALLS CHURCH, VA, September 26, 2016 – The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, today welcomes Target Corporation, its first retail company member. With the addition of Target, members of The Recycling Partnership now represent the entire recycling system for consumer packaging, including manufacturers, brands, retailers, and the recycling industry. This means that members of every sector have committed to working together to make recycling stronger and recover more materials for manufacturing.

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ASTRX Will Shape the Future of the U.S. Recycling System

Portland, Oregon, September 21, 2016 – National sustainability and recycling nonprofits The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and The Recycling Partnership are teaming up to build a roadmap for a stronger American recycling industry.

The combined expertise of the two organizations, spanning from packaging design through material recovery, will be applied to comprehensively mapping barriers and opportunities within the recycling landscape, then identifying tactics to advance the industry and deliver more high-quality recyclables to the supply chain. They’ve dubbed this initiative ASTRX – Applying Systems Thinking to Recycling.

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